Friday, January 29, 2010

Losing Ground

Well, it looks like forcing consistency is a little tougher than anticipated. My goal to write 1,000 words a day is not terribly lofty, but without some serious effort, I will have fallen short this month. I am not terribly behind, about a full week’s worth of words, but that should make for an interesting few days this weekend.

As a whole, not every project has fallen behind. My goal to journal at least two pages per day is on track, and several projects that I had needed to work on have come together. This blog is evidence of that, as well as the bio I am sending to publishers. I have also worked out a better system for tracking submissions, and am building on an all encompassing spreadsheet to track my writing goals. If anyone wants to help me with that, feel free. I am not the excel wizard I used to be.

Most of these shortcomings I would attribute to just being busy. School started, I have spent a fair amount of time traveling, and even just editing short stories has slowed down my word count.

As far as Human Echoes is concerned, I am facing an odd problem. I can’t seem to finish it. This isn’t caused by not knowing the details of its ending, but more in being terribly attached to the book. I look back over the characters, the heartache, and all the details I have slowly pounded out over the months, and it becomes harder to put those final chapters on paper. It reminds me of trying to finish The Dark Tower series. I powered through thousands of pages, and yet book seven started to slow down, almost to a complete halt. I finished it, but only because that journey had to come to an end someday. On a day not far from now, that will happen with my own story.

1 comment:

  1. I want to see the Bio you sent to the editors...

    <3 Excel

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